BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two recent graduates of the Massachusetts State Police academy and two Field Training Officers were hurt when an alleged drunk driver struck two cruisers in Brockton.
The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. Monday morning as the cruisers made a stop on Route 27. According to police, the alleged drunk driver, driving a Hyundai Genesis sedan, struck the rear of one of the police cruisers, which resulted in a domino effect that pushed that cruiser into another cruiser. The second cruiser was then pushed into a car — a Subaru Forester — that had been stopped by the troopers.
The Subaru was pulled over in the breakdown lane at the time of the crash. The cruisers were in the right lane.
Police have identified the driver of the Hyundai that struck cruisers as 26-year-old Frandy Jose Ramirez Rodriguez. He is a Brockton native.
All four troopers were hurt and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Subaru, a 29-year-old Brockton man, was also taken to the hospital for possible minor injuries. k
Ramirez Rodriguez was arrested. He is facing multiple charges, including operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.